Monday, July 2, 2012

Worship and Fear

"You cannot scare anyone into heaven. Heaven is not a place for those who are afraid of hell; it's a place for those who love God....

...Even if you could scare people into a semblance of Christian religion, they would not be true worshipers, because their fear of God- which is a good thing- would not be shaped by their love for God."

- Matt Chandler, The Explicit Gospel, page 51.